This Morning we released the episode with Pete Flint
. I am incredibly excited about this episode. When I wrote down my plan for Jimmy’s Jobs of the Future, I had a top 10 dream guests and Pete was one of those names so I’m thrilled I managed to get him on.
His background is as an entrepreneur - many entrepreneurs dream of reaching the fabled unicorn status, where a company is valued at over a billion dollars.
Pete has achieved this, incredibly not just once but twice. He was part of the founding team of lastminute.com with Martha Lane Fox and Brent Hoberman which was acquired for £1.1 billion.
After this, Pete came to California for his MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. While at Stanford, he noticed how difficult it was to search for housing and co-founded Trulia, which he led as the CEO to be then acquired by Zillow for $3.5 billion.
Venture Capitalists sometimes have a reputation for being a bit aloof, but Pete and the team at NFX are far from that, they write very helpful and straightforward essays on the challenges that entrepreneurs face. I have been thinking for a year about how to transition my career post Downing Street, and their article on how to 10x your career is the best piece I have read.
NFX how to 10X your career is here.
Some of the fastest growing sectors he mentioned were Artificial Intelligence, Computational Biology, Blockchain and Virtual Reality.